President Lyndon Johnson and his advisors examine a topographic map of Khe Sanh on February 15, 1968, in the White House Situation Room. (LBJ Library photo by Yoichi Okamoto)
Theo Milonopoulos is a 2021-2022 postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House. He received his Ph.D. in political science at Columbia University, and from 2019 to 2021, Theo was a predoctoral fellow at the Clements Center for National Security at the University of Texas at Austin.
His book manuscript,"No Wider War: Leaders, Advisors, and the Politics of Wartime Decision-Making," examines the influence of top military and civilian advisors on executive's decision-making and strategic reassessments during wartime. His broader research interests include international security, bureaucratic politics, decision-making, civil-military relations, emerging technology, and the influence of domestic politics on foreign policy. His research has been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation's World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship, among other entities.
From 2009 to 2011, Theo served as a lead research assistant to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she wrote her memoirs at Stanford University's Hoover Institution. He has held research assistant and intern positions at the RAND Corporation, the Center for New American Security (CNAS), the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, and Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). A graduate of Stanford University with honors in international security studies, Theo received an MA in War Studies at King's College London, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar.